Share:There are some incidents that are so heinous and reprehensible that they remain etched in memory forever. The mob torture and lynching of two brothers in Sialkot in 2010 was one such incident that shocked the nation due to the extremes of violence that citizens can be capable of. The incident that occurred on Friday, also in Sialkot, will also be remembered as one of the most appalling, abominable episodes to happen in the history of the country. Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister on Information Hassan Khawar and Punjab IG Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Special Representative for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi condemned the lynching on “behalf of all ulemas” and said that it had “defaced Islam”. The government must not repeat the mistakes it made in the Mashal Khan lynching, where it took years to hold those involved in the mob to be sentenced, with a lot of the culprits being let off.
December 04, 2021 06:59 UTC
Political leadership & Pakistani nation strongly condemn killing of a Sri Lankan national: FMForeign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says political leadership and Pakistani nation strongly condemn killing of a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot. In a tweet today [Saturday], he offered condolence to bereaved family, government and people of Sri Lanka. He said perpetrators will be brought to justice. The Minister said such acts have no place in our faith and country.
December 04, 2021 06:24 UTC
The nation was shell-shocked and disgusted on Friday when a Sri Lankan national was brutally lynched and his body was set on fire by a mob in Sialkot. The sickening incident outraged the nation as the civil and military leaders denounced it as “horrific” “shameful” and “extra-judicial vigilantism”. The gut-wrenching incident took place on Sialkot’s Wazirabad Road, where workers of private factories brutally lynched the Sri Lankan national, Priyantha Kumara. The horrific vigilante attack on factory in Sialkot & the burning alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan. A report by a Sri Lankan media organisation quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Sugeeshwara Gunaratna as saying that the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad was in the process of verifying details of the incident from Pakistani authorities.
December 04, 2021 05:07 UTC
A Sri Lankan national was tortured to death in Sialkot and his body was set on fire after a hundreds-strong mob attacked the foreign national over blasphemy allegations. Initial reports suggest that the incident took place on Wazirabad Road, Sialkot, where the workers of private factories lynched the Sri Lankan national, Priyantha Kumara. I am extremely shocked at the horrific Sialkot incident. The statement said the incident took place in RAJCO Industries, Sialkot, adding that the minister has summoned a comprehensive report from the minister. The K-P police had reportedly refused to hand over a man detained over alleged blasphemy to the mob.
December 04, 2021 02:11 UTC
Share:Ambassador of Belarus Andrei Metelitsa called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Friday. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISRP), matters pertaining to mutual interests, potential in defence cooperation, regional security, current situation in Afghanistan & collaboration / partnership in Humanitarian measures came under discussion during the meeting. The COAS said that Pakistan values Belarus’s role in global and regional affairs and we look forward to enhance our bilateral relationship. Gen Bajwa also emphasized on the urgency for swiftly devising an institutional mechanism for channeling humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in order to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe. The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.
December 04, 2021 01:44 UTC
LAHORE – The lynching of a foreigner in Sialkot on Friday prompted a strong reaction on social media, with people demanding stern action to curb growing extremism in the country. The incident took place on Wazirabad Road, Sialkot, where factory workers lynched the man identified as Priyantha Kumara. Mob lynching of a Sri Lankan national in #Sialkot is simply beneath the lowest of inhumanity”. Mob lynching of a Srilankan national in #Sialkot is simply beneath the lowest of inhumanity. #Sialkot — Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) December 3, 2021Black day in Pakistan's history - Horrifying and shameful incident in #Sialkot — Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) December 3, 2021
December 04, 2021 01:22 UTC
Share:Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday has said that the opposition s decision to boycott the meeting of Parliamentary Committee on National Security is regrettable. In a tweet, he said it is for the first time in seven decades that a government is going to present its security policy before the parliament. The Minister said it is not a political issue, but a national security matter. He urged the opposition to review its decision and participate in the meeting.
December 03, 2021 22:35 UTC
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that he would not compromise on his anti-corruption drive and show no leniency in such matters. He asked them to play their constitutional role in curbing corruption and enhancing the overall capacity of the highest accountability forum of parliament – PAC. Though his gambit depends more on the economic progress, the prime minister told the PAC members that they should play a better role for across-the-board accountability. “We told the prime minister that we only see corruption and not parties while discussing audit paras at the PAC,” a PTI lawmaker said. Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi joined the meeting via video-link.
December 03, 2021 21:29 UTC
Welcome to year three of the Oilers in Seven series. I chose seven games based on the size of a playoff series. For the third time this year, we’ll be diving into the Oilers In Seven. Nonetheless, the last seven games were a weird stretch for the Oilers — one that only saw them lose two games. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowOver the next seven games, the Oilers have a great chance to stay hot at home.
December 03, 2021 21:12 UTC
KARACHI:The 14th International Urdu Conference, the largest festival in the world of literature, will be held in Arts Council Karachi from December 9 to 12. The conference included sessions in which scholars of Urdu world will have scholarly discussions on their subjects, said a news release. Representatives of sponsored Urdu Conference Bank of Punjab, Salam Takaful, and iTecknologi. Ahmad Shah said the conference had been attributed to the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer iTecknologi, Salam Takaful Rizwan Hussain said development was not possible unless the private sector comes forward for the promotion of culture.
December 03, 2021 20:29 UTC
The Pakistani rupee continued to slide on Friday as the currency dipped to a fresh all-time low at Rs176.77 against the US dollar in the inter-bank market. As per reports, the local currency was being traded at Rs176.80 to 176.90 against the greenback in the interbank market while banks were offering upwards of 177.30 to clients. According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the local currency had closed at Rs176.42 against the greenback on Thursday. In the interbank market, the local currency was available at Rs176.42 whereas in the open market, the greenback’s selling rate was recorded at Rs177.50 and buying rate at Rs177. The rupee has maintained the downtrend for the past six months.
December 03, 2021 14:34 UTC
According to economic managers, high commodity prices were a reason for the record $7.85 billion worth of imports into Pakistan in November 2021. The widening trade deficit suggests that by June next year, it will be far higher than the target of $28.4 billion set by the government. The finance adviser-led internal meeting on the growing trade deficit ended on a satisfactory note. The ministry stated that Tarin advised the authorities to take effective policy measures to reduce unnecessary imports of luxury items. However, the sources said that no measures were discussed during the meeting to curb imports.
December 03, 2021 14:25 UTC
Share:Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz has suspended all political activities for 15 days due to reception of her son Junaid Safdar. According to Marriyum Aurangzeb, PML-N vice president suspended the activities to make preparations for Junaid’s reception. It merits mention that Junaid Safdar is going to be holding a wedding reception on December 17. Junaid tied the knot with Ayesha Saif Khan in London but Junaid’s parents Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar were unable to attend the ceremony because their names were on the ECL. However, the reception is going to be held in Pakistan.
December 03, 2021 12:11 UTC
PARCO’s creation was the outcome of strong fraternal bonds between Pakistan and Abu Dhabi. The company was incorporated in 1974, as a 60:40 joint venture between Government of Pakistan (GOP) and Emirate of Abu Dhabi, through its Mubadala Investment Company. In addition, it has several marketing initiatives, including the second largest retail fuel/lubricants network of TOTAL PARCO Pakistan (TPPL) – a 50:50 joint venture with TOTAL of France and owns and operates the largest LPG marketing and distribution company in Pakistan, PARCO Pearl Gas Ltd – a 100% owned subsidiary. The focus and diversity of technical, social and environmental projects of PARCO speak volumes for themselves. The Company is continuously moving forward to serve the nation to achieve sustainable social and economic growth and providing energy with responsibility.
December 03, 2021 07:29 UTC